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Quotations From ADLAI STEVENSON

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  • 11.
    We live in an era of revolution—the revolution of rising expectations.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Look (New York, Sept. 22, 1953), The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, vol. 5 (1974).
  • 12.
    An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Quoted in The Stevenson Wit (1966). The aphorism has also been attributed to Elbert Hubbard.
  • 13.
    There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Sept. 18, 1952, Hartford, Connecticut. "The Atomic Future," Speeches (1953).

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  • 14.
    All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Speech, March 22, 1954, Princeton University.

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  • 15.
    Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Oct. 8, 1952, University of Wisconsin.
  • 16.
    In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes!
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Sept. 26, 1952, Indianapolis, Ind. Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson: 1952 (1953).

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  • 17.
    Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. "Putting First Things First," Foreign Affairs (New York, Jan. 1960).

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  • 18.
    We hear the Secretary of State boasting of his brinkmanship—the art of bringing us to the edge of the abyss.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Feb. 25, 1956, Hartford, Connecticut. quoted in New York Times (Feb. 26, 1956), The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, vol. 5 (1974). Referring to John Foster Dulles.
  • 19.
    The Republican Vice Presidential Candidate ... asks you to place him a heartbeat from the Presidency.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Oct. 23, 1952, Cleveland, Ohio. The Hiss Case, Speeches (1953). Referring to Richard Milhous Nixon, who became Vice President in 1952 (reelected 1956).
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